I made a little yellow dress back in August and set it aside wanting to think about what to make to go along with it. Since Jodi didn't need the gift until October, I figured I had plenty of time to think up something.
Well I on Friday, I thought that a pair of pants would be great to go with the dress, since the weather is getting cooler. Since the dress had apple buttons, I thought I could make apple-bottom pants! And I've been doing a lot of colorwork these past few weeks and I've been wanting to learn how to add color to small areas without having to do Intarsia or stranded knitting - a friend from my Wednesday Knit-night mentioned the duplicate stitch.
I looked it up on Youtube and found a really great video on how to use this technique and below you can see what I learned.
The really great part about the dress I chose is that it can be worn first as a dress, then as a tunic, and then eventually as a shirt. It's made out of cotton and will stretch as baby grows.
|Little Sisters's Dress (Rav link)|
by Tora Froseth Design (Rav link)
|Added apple buttons on the side closure|
|Baby Bell Bottoms (Rav link) by Alison Hansel (Rav link)|
|Used duplicate stitch (Youtube tutorial) to add little|
apples to the bottom of the pants - my version
of the apple-bottom pants for baby.